Synonyms of defy


1. defy, withstand, hold, hold up, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm

usage: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

2. defy, resist, refuse, elude, escape

usage: elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"

3. defy, dare, challenge

usage: challenge; "I dare you!"

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Definition and meaning of defy (Dictionary)